The Amulet of Samarkand

I made it through this book on will power, and also to see what happens. If I could post stars (and someday I'll learn how), I would give this a 2 out of 5. Something like that. Readable, and even funny at times, but there's a lot of collateral damage and weird ethics. I was really excited about this book when I first got it, but maybe it
was because there was a shiny thing on the cover. Who wouldn't love a shiny thing? And the plot is pretty original, I'll give it that.

Author: Jonathon Stroud


Miggity said...

While I did not read this book, I listened to it on CD, and have to say I REALLY enjoyed it. The narrator brought the character of Bartimaeus alive with witty sarcasm and playful cynicism that brought a lasting smile to my face. I enjoyed the following two sequels with equal enthusiasm. Perhaps the narrator is responsible? And perhaps not.

Dejah View said...

Thank you for your comment! I will try listening to the sequel to this book as an audio!